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New York Times, Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Path taken by 37-Across to find the ends of 17-, 26- and 44-Across in [circled letters]

Author:
Sam Buchbinder
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sam Buchbinder
If I only had a brain...

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {J} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Buchbinder.
Sam Buchbinder notes:
Hello! I am very excited to be debuting my first published crossword. I'm 28 years old, and I've been trying my hand at construction ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
This Tuesday-level puzzle is timed to coincide (as closely as possible) to the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz," which will be ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! And such a fun one. I love the ambition. Working with four grid-spanning themers is hard, as that necessitates a lot of down ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times8/19/14 ( No. 23,660 )

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Across
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Olympics awards : MEDALS
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Nabs : CAPTURES
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Actress Mayim of "The Big Bang Theory" : BIALIK
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Deals buyable via a tap on an app : GROUPONS
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IBM's Watson, essentially : ARTIFICIALBRAIN
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"What did I tell you?" : SEE
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"___ Carter III" (Lil Wayne 3x platinum album) : THA
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Finishes : ENDS
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Put down, as an uprising : QUASH
24
Smooching on the street, e.g., briefly : PDA
26
Embolden oneself : GETUPTHECOURAGE
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Cookie ingredient in dirt cake : OREO
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Tin Man's worry : RUST
35
Corn Pops competitor : KIX
36
"Leaving ___ Vegas" : LAS
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23-Down of a classic L. Frank Baum novel : DOROTHY
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"So ___ heard" : IVE
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Communication used at Gallaudet University, for short : ASL
42
Yours, in Tours : ATOI
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Declare : AVER
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Take advantage of : USE
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Key key on a keyboard : ENTER
51
Stick with a knife : STAB
54
Actor Efron of "Neighbors" : ZAC
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Beats by ___ (popular headphone brand) : DRE
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Path taken by 37-Across to find the ends of 17-, 26- and 44-Across in [circled letters] : YELLOWBRICKROAD
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Unaided vision, with "the" : NAKEDEYE
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Ham-handed : KLUTZY
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Charge of the 1% against Occupy Wall Street : CLASSISM
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Feels : SENSES
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Degs. held by Romney and Bush : MBAS
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The Emerald Isle : EIRE
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Possible outcome of an eHarmony match : DATE
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2001 Will Smith biopic : ALI
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Boost : LIFTUP
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Top of a mountain? : SKIHAT
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Film special FX : CGI
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Southern constellation : ARA
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David Axelrod or Karl Rove, for short : POL
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Rubber ducky locale : TUB
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Erect : UPREAR
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Horse hue : ROAN
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City west of Tulsa : ENID
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Figs. with two hyphens : SSNS
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"Cold, hard" money : CASH
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Quid pro ___ : QUO
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See 37-Across : HEROINE
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Fancy-schmancy : POSH
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Responsibility : DUTY
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Israel's ___ Heights : GOLAN
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Clear : ERASE
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Electric car company : TESLA
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Abbreviate : CUT
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___ Goldsman, Oscar-winning screenwriter of "A Beautiful Mind" : AKIVA
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Donor : GIVER
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Apply, as force : EXERT
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"___ what I'm talkin' 'bout!" : DATS
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Plains tribe : OTOE
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Friend of Pooh : ROO
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___ Lingus : AER
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What Stolichnaya is sold in : RUBLES
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Wyoming senator Mike : ENZI
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Library area : STACKS
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Jeer : HECKLE
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Match up : SYNC
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Green-blue : TEAL
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___-Seltzer : ALKA
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i's and j's have them : DOTS
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Bulldoze : RAZE
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Ben & Jerry's alternative : EDYS
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Some serious hosp. cases : ODS
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Fifth-century Chinese dynasty : WEI
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Fly-___ (close passes by plane) : BYS
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"Losing My Religion" band : REM
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Jog : RUN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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